Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of the Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper: Sr. Versus Jr.”, rolled onto a stage at our Ormond Beach, Fla., store last Friday with one of two custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles he designed for CrankyApe.com.
The long-touted unveiling occurred in the middle of Bike Week at our Destination Daytona store with thousands of Paul Jr. fans on hand to get a first-hand look at the blue custom-made motorcycle created especially for CrankyApe.com, the online powersport auction company. Paul Jr., his brother, Mikey, and other Paul Jr. Designs employee/stars signed autographs and chatted with J&P visitors after the unveiling. The popularity of Paul Jr.’s TV series was evident, with hundreds of fans rushing forward to get an autograph or a photo with the PJD team members.
The primary chopper design was based on a Harley motorcycle on the auction site. The custom bike will be publicly auctioned on the CrankyApe website with the proceeds going to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), a charitable organization that generates support and commemorates the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Last Friday’s event was filmed for an episode of “American Chopper” that will air this spring. But visitors to our Daytona store got a sneak peek at the CrankyApe.com company bike — a blazing blue beauty that drew appreciative applause from the J&P faithful and onlookers alike. Later this spring, CrankyApe will bring its custom motorcycle back to the company’s store in Cannon Falls, Minn.
Stay tuned to this blog to find out when the J&P Cycles Daytona episode of “American Chopper: Sr. Versus Jr.” will air.
Below you will find a video shot by J&P staff of the unveiling. Also, make sure you check out our Facebook page to look at all the pictures we took during Bike Week and the unveiling of the CrankyApe.com bikes.